Hybrid Flowers Guide

You can grow flowers in your Animal Crossing: New Leaf village. There will be flowers in your town automatically, and new flowers may appear at random. In addition, your villagers might plant new flowers, and you can buy flowers in the garden shop. If you build a police station, you might find flower seeds in the lost and found.

Hybrids

By placing certain types of flowers and certain colors next to each other, you might have a chance of growing a hybrid flower, which is a flower of a rare color.

How to Grow Hybrids

To make a hybrid flower grow, you have to put two flowers of the same variety (such as two roses, or two cosmos, etc.) next to each other. There is a small chance that a new flower of that type will appear next to them. A new flower can only appear if there are empty spaces next to the pair of flowers. The new flower might be a unique color that can't be purchased in the garden shop and can't randomly appear in your town.

Increase the Likelihood of New Flowers

The following actions might improve your chance of having new flowers appear:

  • The orientation of your flowers might have an effect. In previous Animal Crossing games, having the flowers touch diagonally was better, but in other games, having them in straight rows was better.
  • Water flowers even if they don't need it
  • Plant large patches of the same type of flower to have multiple flowers next to each other
  • Bury fertilizer next to the flowers. Fertilizer is available after you upgrade Timmy and Tommy's shop to the Department Store.

List of Combinations

The following table explains how to create each unique type of flower.

Carnations

Desired ColorCombinations
Pink Carnation
* You will receive a pink carnation in a letter on Mother's Day.
  • Red and White Carnation
    * You will receive a red carnation in a letter on Father's Day.
  • Pink and Red Carnation
    * You will receive a red carnation in a letter on Father's Day.
  • Pink and White Carnation
White Carnation
  • Pink and Pink Carnation
  • Pink and White Carnation
  • White and White Carnation (Best combination)

Cosmos

Desired ColorCombinations
Pink Cosmos
  • Red and White Cosmos (Best combination)
  • Yellow and Red Cosmos
  • White and Orange Cosmos
Orange Cosmos
  • Yellow and Red Cosmos
  • Red and White Cosmos
  • Yellow and Black Cosmos (Best combination)
Black Cosmos
  • Orange and Orange Cosmos
  • Red and Orange Cosmos
  • Black and Black Cosmos (Best combination)

Pansies

Desired ColorCombinations
Red-Orange Pansies
  • Yellow and Red Pansies
  • Yellow and White Pansies
  • Red and White Pansies
Purple Pansies

Step 1:
Use one of the following combinations to create "Hybrid Red Pansies", or Red Pansies that have an Orange, Purple, and/or Blue parent.

  • Hybrid Red Pansy = Orange and Red Pansy
  • Hybrid Red Pansy = Purple and Red Pansy
  • Hybrid Red Pansy = Blue and Red Pansy
Step 2:
Create Purple Pansies with one of the following combinations:
  • Hybrid Red Pansy and Hybrid Red Pansy
  • Yellow Pansy and Hybrid Red Pansy
  • Purple and Purple Pansy (Best combination)
Blue Pansies
  • White and White Pansies
  • Yellow and White Pansies
  • Blue and Blue Pansies (Best combination)

Lilies

Desired ColorCombinations
Pink Lilies
  • Red and White Lilies
  • Red and Red Lilies
  • Yellow and Red Lilies
Orange Lilies
  • Yellow and Red Lilies
  • Yellow and Yellow Lilies
  • Red and Red Lilies
Black Lilies
  • Red and Red Lilies
  • Yellow and Red Lilies
  • Black and Black Lilies (Best combination)

Roses

Desired ColorCombinations
Pink Roses
  • Red and White Roses
  • Yellow and Red Roses
  • White and White Roses
Purple Roses
  • White and White Roses
  • Red and White Roses
  • Purple and Purple Roses (Best combination)
Orange Roses
  • Yellow and Red Roses
  • Red and Red Roses
  • Yellow and Yellow Roses
Blue Roses

Step 1:
Use one of the following combinations to create "Hybrid Red Roses", or Red Roses that have an Orange and/or Purple parent.

  • Hybrid Red Rose = Orange and White Rose
  • Hybrid Red Rose = Orange and Purple Rose
  • Hybrid Red Rose = Red and Purple Rose
Step 2:
Create Blue Roses with one of the following combinations:
  • Hybrid Red Rose and Hybrid Red Rose
  • Orange Rose and Hybrid Red Rose
  • Blue and Blue Rose (Best combination)
Black Roses
  • Red and Red Roses
  • Red and Orange Roses
  • Blue and Red Roses
  • Black and Black Roses (Best combination)
Golden Roses
Wait for black roses to wilt, then water them with the golden watering can. They will be golden the next day. Golden roses never wilt, but they can be destroyed by trampling if you run through them.

Tulips

Desired ColorCombinations
Pink Tulips
  • Red and White Tulips
  • Yellow and Red Tulips
  • Red and Red Tulips
Orange Tulips
  • Yellow and Red Tulips
  • Yellow and Yellow Tulips
  • Red and White Tulips
Black Tulips
  • Red and Red Tulips
  • Red and Orange Tulips
  • Black and Black Tulips (Best combination)
Purple Tulips
  • Red and Red Tulips
  • Red and Orange Tulips
  • Purple and Purple Tulips

Violets

Desired ColorCombinations
Blue Violets
  • Purple and White Violets
  • Yellow and Purple Violets
  • Purple and Purple Violets

Flower Varieties

There are ten types of flowers that can grow in your town:

  • Tulip
  • Pansy
  • Cosmos
  • Rose
  • Lily
  • Violet
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Carnation
  • Dandelion
  • Dandelion puff


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